KINGSTON, R.I. -- E.C. Matthews scored 18 points as Rhode Island pulled away from North Carolina A&T in the second half, winning 72-59.
North Carolina A&T (1-2) played head-to -head with Rhode Island (2-1) in the first half which featured nine lead changes and seven ties. NC A&T led the Rams at the half 33-32, but Rhode Island turned it around in the second pulling off a 16-0 run and led 53-38 with 10 minutes left. Rhode Island cruised to the buzzer.
Xavier Munford scored 13 Rhode Island points and Jarelle Reischel scored 12. The Rams shot 50 percent in the second half, but only 17 percent from the 3-point line for the game. Rhode Island outscored NC A&M 19-6 in second chance points coming-off offensive rebounds.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|